Danny Wimmer Presents announced today that legendary Rock Gods KISS, KoRn, Guns n’ Roses, and Foo Fighters are headlining Welcome to Rockville 2022 live on their Twitch channel during That Space Zebra Show hosted by Bobby Schubenski of Blackcraft Cult, Josh Balz of Parlor Rootbeer, and Music Journalist Beez, alongside Producer Jake, who has been busy busy keeping the stream running smoothly all weekend long so us watching from online can feel like we’re at Rockville!
Be sure to check out our interviews we’ve done with everyone at the Space Zebra Show, except for Beez — Which, by the way….You’re Next, buddy! 😉
Welcome to Rockville 2022 is taking place on May 19-22nd at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.
For the last two days, Welcome To Rockville has been streaming live from the Daytona International Speeday on the DWP Twitch Channel. Streaming for the event’s final two days will begin at 1300 EST [1PM EST] Saturday and Sunday]
They began streaming the performances on Wednesday evening for the Artists on the Twitch stage at the campground pre-party. Check out the schedule above to see which bands’ performances will be streamed live! Please note that the bands appearing on stream are subject to change.
Wednesday’s lineup included performances from Afterlife, Softspoken, Defy The Tyrant, The D.O.O.D., and The Noctambulant. Oi Irish from the Cogs of War and Authentic Devan of Authentic Mosh Apparel, who is one of the sponsors of Welcome To Rockville, also made an appearance on stage throwing shirts out into the crowd! [Check out our interview we had with Devan this summer!]
Thursday’s stream featured performances by Cypress Hill, Jeris Johnson, SIIICKBRAIN, BRASS AGAINST, A Day To Remember, and more. After the stream went off the air, Welcome To Rockville Night 2 closed with a headlining performance by Slipknot.
On November 4th 2021, Slipknot released a new single titled The Chapeltown Rag from their upcoming album, which is speculated to be titled, Look Outside Your Window.
Today’s stream showcased a performance by the Space Zebra Battle For The Big Stage winners, WHIT3 COLLR, who also features guitarist//vocalist Will Sayer, the reigning Riff Wars champion for 6 episodes in a row! Battle For The Big Stage was a two night weekly event where unsigned bands submit their songs to be featured live on the stream for the fans in the chat to vote if they want them through to the next round, for one band to go on and win a spot on the mainstage at Welcome to Rockville.
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Currently, Space Zebra are streaming the Battle For The Big Seas Sunday and Monday evenings with the same concept, for the Voragos Cruise. You can watch the Battle For The Big Seas live at 1530PST//1830EST [1:30PM PST//6:30PM EST] on TWITCH.TV/DWPRESENTS.
Other Artists who performed on the stream today included Austin Meade, Ayron Jones, ZERO 9:36, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Ice Nine Kills, Butcher Babies, and Social Distortion. Night 3 of Welcome to Rockville was headlined off-stream by Metallica, who performed a 16 song set after Rob Zombie. Stone Temple Pilots and Chevelle also performed. Metallica are headlining the festival again Sunday night, playing their Black album in it’s entirety.
Metallica recently released The Metallica Blacklist, featuring 53 different Artists performing renditions of the 12 songs on the Black album. Artists range from Miley Cyrus & Elton John, Chris Stapleton, Biffy Clyro, My Morning Jacket, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, and more. Proceeds from the sales of the albums go to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation and a charity of each Artist’s choice.
Passes are on sale for next year’s Welcome To Rockville 2022 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on May 19-22nd, 2022. Get your passes at WelcomeToRockville.com! There is also a $10 deposit layaway option for passes!
KISS - THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022
After Ayron Jones’ performance tonight, who is currently on tour with the Rolling Stones, the Space Zebra crew greeted us back fresh in KISS paint…It was only to inform us that the Rock Gods, who’ve influenced generations of bands and genres are set to perform in the headlining spot on Thursday, May 19th!
KISS released a preview today of their 1976 demo track Rock N’ Roll Royce, which is from Gene Simmons‘ personal archive. The song is part of the Destroyer 45th Anniversary box set which will be available on November 19th.
The Super Deluxe Edition includes “four CDs, a first-ever Dolby Atmos & 5.1 Surround Blu-ray Audio disc mixed by Steven Wilson, 68-page hardcover book with unreleased photos & extensive liner notes. Featuring 73 total tracks – with 48 tracks unreleased – DESTROYER has been newly remastered at Abbey Road Mastering Studios. Bonus audio includes the brand new “Beth (Acoustic Mix),” loads of single edits, demos, early versions & outtakes like “Ain’t None Of Your Business” plus the 5/22/76 L’Olympia in Paris concert.” [Amazon.com]
You can Pre-Order the Destroyer 45th Anniversary Edition box set here.
KoRn - Friday, May 20, 2022
KoRn were announced later in the show as the second night headliner for Friday, May 20th! The Nu-Metal Rock Gods just unveiled their video for the single Start The Healing off their 14th studio album, Requiem, set to release February 4, 2022!
You can pre-order Requiem here.
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GUNS N' ROSES - SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022
Guns n’ Roses were later announced as the headliners for the third night of the festival on Saturday, May 20, 2022! They released their newest singles Absurd on August 5th, 2021 and Hard Skool on September 23, 2021. Hard Skool is the title of their new EP that is scheduled for release on February 25th, 2022.
Guns n’ Roses are also schedule to tour Europe, Australia, New Zealeand in 2022 after their Welcome To Rockville show. Dates can be found on their official website!
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foo fighters - SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022
Foo Fighters were announced as the final headliner for the 4-night festival playing Sunday, May 22nd, 2022! Medicine at Midnight, the Foo Fighters‘ 10th studio album was released February 5, 2021. They released another album, Hail Satin, under the name the Dee Gees in July of 2021. The album is their Disco alter-ego tribute to the Bee Gees. The Foo Fighters were recently inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. The show will be broadcasted on HBO and streamed on HBO Max, November 20th.
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Danny Wimmer Presents is the leading Rock festival promotor in world! Holding festivals each year including Welcome to Rockville, Inkcarceration, Aftershock, Louder Than Life, Epicenter, Bourbon and Beyond, Hometown Rising, and their next festival on the water, The Voragos Cruise, which will be held in February 16-21, 2022 with the ship leaving out of Miami, FL cruising to Harvest Cave, Belize. The Voragos Cruise features headliners Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, and Mastodon, hosted by Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin.